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The Chameleons at 229 THE VENUE

The Chameleons

  • 229 THE VENUE London
  • Sunday 15th December
  • A melodic 1980s post-punk band whose moody, guitar-swirled pop never helped them achieve stardom to match their talent.
    Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson at 229 THE VENUE

    Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson

    • 229 THE VENUE London
    • Friday 20th December
    • AGMP presents JANET KAY & CARROLL THOMPSON + special guests: TBC.The Queen's of Lovers Rock announce their annual London Christmas Concert.
      The Spitfires at 229 THE VENUE

      The Spitfires

      • 229 THE VENUE London
      • Saturday 21st December
      • Four-piece pop/rock band hailing from Watford, England, with influences in mod-rock and punk.
        1d-nye' The One Direction New Years Eve Party at 229 THE VENUE

        1d-nye' The One Direction New Years Eve Party

        • 229 THE VENUE London
        • Tuesday 31st - Wednesday 1st January
        • 1D-NYE' The One Direction New Years Eve Party at 229 The Venue, London.
          The Rubinoos at 229 THE VENUE

          The Rubinoos

          • This event has been cancelled
          • 229 THE VENUE London
          • Friday 24th January 2020
          • AGMP presents THE RUBINOOS + special guests
            Modern Age London w/ Brooders at 229 THE VENUE

            Modern Age London w/ Brooders

            • 229 THE VENUE London
            • Friday 7th February 2020
            • Modern Age Music: the best new bands, hand-picked and brought to you live.
              The Rezillos at 229 THE VENUE

              The Rezillos

              • 229 THE VENUE London
              • Saturday 22nd February 2020
              • Scottish punk and new wave icons The Rezillos head off on a UK tour in 2020, arriving in London on Saturday 22nd February...
                Badi Assad at 229 THE VENUE

                Badi Assad

                • 229 THE VENUE London
                • Sunday 31st May 2020
                • AGMP presents - BADI ASSAD + support. Badi Assad is a virtuoso guitarist, singer, vocal juggler and songwriter from São Paulo, Brazil.

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                  Review of U.K. Subs

                  Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                  Been going to see the SUBS for years, but this is the first time at the Venue, it was excellent, great sound and fun people.

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                  Would you recommended: Yes

                  Review of U.K. Subs

                  Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                  A good night out and very good value

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                  Review of U.K. Subs

                  Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                  Great band, good music and a nice atmosphere.

                  Sharon Helm, WD19

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                  Would you recommended: Yes

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                  229 THE VENUE venue information

                  229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which first opened its doors in 1965 as part of International Students House (ISH). The Charity opened essentially as an accommodation centre supporting British and overseas students whilst they studied at different Universities in London. Since then the venue has played host to, many gigs, awards ceremonies, club nights, weekend festivals and music related events. All profit is ploughed back into the Charity and helps funds our Scholarship programmes for students from less advantaged countries.

                  In April 2007 after a major refurbishment and a technical overhaul, 229 was launched as a dedicated live music and entertainments venue and in its early days, hosted the likes of The Beta Band, The Sneaker Pimps, Razorlight, Biffy Clyro, The Twang, The Noisettes, The Duke Spirit and The Mystery Jets.

                  In 2008, Island Records showcased Florence and the Machine in the smaller Venue 2 and a year later she won her first Brit Award. Likewise in 2010, we hosted Tinie Tempah, in what was a special gig for his label, friends and family and that night he went to number one in the download charts, with ‘Pass Out’. A year later he also won a Brit!

                  Since those early years some of the other artists who have played at 229 to date include: Example, Friendly Fires, Foals, Gnarls Barkley, The Magic Numbers, Primal Scream, Keane, Steve Cropper, The Correspondents, Ill Nino and Steel Panther.

                  More recently, Chrissie Hynde, Labrinth, Newton Faulkner, Seasick Steve and James Arthur have all performed in the smaller Venue 2 space (150 capacity). Kings of Leon launched their 2016 album, ‘Walls’ and Paul Weller warmed up for his World Tour in 2017. Both events took place in our main Venue 1, 620 capacity room.

                  In 2013 we hosted two celebratory events in honor of Nigerian singer/political figure Fela Kuti. This fantastic Afro Beats event also featured guest artists including legendary drummers, Tony Allen and Ginger Baker, plus Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes.

                  229 is becoming well respected for its cultural diversity in hosting acts from all over the world and we have continued to develop working relationships with promoters from all over Europe and beyond. In particular we host regular nights promoting the top artists from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
                  We also hosted some acts from further afield including; Bamboo, a legend from the Philippines, Josh from Pakistan and also Egyptian band, Cairokee.

                  In 2016 we Lebanese band Mashrou Leila, played their first ever London show, plus Iranian artist Shahin Najafi, also performed in the UK for the first time.

                  As well as working with many leading independent and national promoters, 229 runs its own promotions and supports grassroots music striving to give young and up and coming artists and bands a platform to perform and promote their music.

                  229 runs with D&B PA across all venues and we have invested significantly in lighting and production over recent years, including newly renovated back stage dressing rooms, green room and production facilities.

                  229 is available for hire and its multi-faceted layout and extensive technical capabilities means it is capable of handling a wide range of events including: live music gigs, club nights, private corporate events, live comedy nights, fashion shows, filming & photo shoots, gala dinners and radio shows plus much more.

                  Both V1 & V2 can run independently or together as one, and with good production facilities and a friendly, hard working team of staff, we can provide end-to-end delivery of a wide range of events and comprehensive event management.

                  Our location in Central London, excellent sound and production facilities make 229 one of the leading small – medium sized venues in the UK.

                  Venue contact details and info

                  Name: 229 THE VENUE

                  Phone: 020 7631 8379

                  Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/37060/

                  Music Policy: Live music

                  Dress code: Smart Casual

                  Opening hours: Dependent on show, times usually released on the day

                  Food served: No

                  Parking: On street parking

                  Address: 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

                  Website: http://www.229thevenue.com

                  Capacity: 760

                  Type of venue: Nightclub

                  Clientele: Music fans

                  Drinks served: Yes

                  Disabled facilities: Yes

                  Nearest Bus Stop: Euston Road or Great Portland Street

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